Damien develops comprehensive financial plans and sound investment strategies designed to help manage clients’ wealth wisely and help move them confidently toward their goals. He joined Raymond James in 2001 and holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as the professional designation of Wealth Management Specialist. Damien graduated with honors from the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in finance with a minor in economics.
While growing up, Damien got his passion for helping people from his father, the Chief Shop Steward for the Teamsters at New York’s JFK Airport. Damien had an interest in the markets at a young age, when his grandfather first bought him some stock, which Damien then tracked in the newspaper on a regular basis. In college, his economics professor further inspired him to pursue a degree and career in finance.
Damien is active in the community, serving as a board member, executive committee member, vice chair and 2017 chair-elect of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, where he has been a member since 2010. He also has served on the Career and Technical Education Committee of the Hillsborough Education Foundation and is a member of Warehouse Arts District.
Tapping into his love of the arts and cultural endeavors, Damien created the Art & Lobbies program at his branch, giving local artists the opportunity to showcase their work on the branch’s lobby walls. A new artist is selected every few months in an effort to promote local artwork.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Damien lives in St. Petersburg with his daughter, Haven, and son, Daxton. In his free time, Damien enjoys weightlifting, running, biking and swimming, and has recently started taking piano lessons. He loves remodeling homes, gardening (especially growing bamboo), and cooking and hosting dinner parties for friends and family. He also has an appreciation for craft beer, trap shooting and Marvel Comics movies.
Damien’s children, Haven and Daxton, are both following in their father’s active footsteps. Haven is involved in jazz, tap and ballet classes, while Daxton enjoys playing soccer. Both have inherited Damien’s love of swimming.
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“I’ve always had a passion for the market and for helping people.”